Samantha Hurst

VeriComply Appoints Former LendingClub Executive Roger Dickerson President As it Prepares to Expand Into the Marketplace Industry

VeriComply, a company that automates the verification of marketplace loans for the secondary market, announced on Thursday it appointed former LendingClub executive, Roger Dickerson as its new president as it prepares to expand into the marketplace lending industry. According to VeriComply, Dickerson served as Vice… Read More

Update: Fitch Brew Co. Completes Crowdcube Round After Securing £150,000 Funding Target in 26 Hours

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, successfully secured its initial £150,000 equity crowdfunding campaign’s funding target on Crowdcube just 26 hours after launching the initiative. As previously reported, Fitch Brew Co. describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Reveals Crowdfunding Video Awards Second Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Thursday the second round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This event provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. Season one of the CVAs kicked off on January 25th with a live… Read More

“Super Troopers 2” Cast Update: We Have A Movie! (Video)

Nearly two months after announcing to Indiegogo backers they were continuing the editing process, director of Super Troopers 2, Jay Chandrasekhar along with castmate Kevin Heffernan, announced the movie is officially been screened by their friends and family. As previously reported, film studio Broken Lizard sought to… Read More

Solar Investment Firm Wunder Capital Announces Partnership With French Financial Platform Lumo

Wunder Capital, a firm that develops and manages solar investment funds through partnerships, test processes, underwriting framework and its investment portal, announced it has formed a partnership with French financial platform, Lumo. While sharing details about the new partnership, Wunder Capital revealed: “Wunder Capital strives to… Read More

Seedrs Announces 2017 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Predictions

Just a month and a half into the new year, UK-based Seedrs announced its predictions for equity crowdfunding campaigns in 2017. While sharing details about last year’s successes, the Seedrs team stated: “2016 was a record-breaking year for Seedrs with over 134 deals funded and… Read More

JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With CFSI to Launch Virtual Fintech Lab to Help Startups Improve Overlooked Populations’ Financial Health

On Wednesday, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) announced it has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to launch a virtual fintech lab, the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab), as a way to help the financial health of overlooked populations, which includes low-income women, aging and disabled populations. This… Read More

Kickstarter-Funded “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Reboot Receives Netflix Premiere Date

Joel Hodgson, the creator of the sci-fi cult TV series, Mystery Science Theater 3000, announced on Wednesday that the show’s reboot finally received its Netflix premiere date, which is April 14th. This news comes less than two years after the show secured $5,764,229 from 48,270 backers through its… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Crowdfunding Video Awards First Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Wednesday the first round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This news comes just days after NextGen revealed the second round of finalists. The CVAs will provide campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as… Read More

RealtyMogul.com Unveils New Retirement Investment Options for MogulREIT I & Adds Two New Assets

Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyMogul.com announced on Wednesday it will now be accepting retirement funds from self-directed IRAs as a new investment option for its MogulREIT I trust. The funding portal reported that the new investment option would allow investors to gain exposure to commercial real estate… Read More

Success: Teneno Completes Seedrs Round & Secures Nearly £165,000

Teneno has successfully completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The IT networks company not only secured its initial £150,000 funding, it also attracted nearly £165,000. The London-based company revealed it allows SMEs to move away from outdated hardware solutions by banishing the need for those industrial cabinets… Read More

Maven Capital Partners £57.5 Million for the Northern Powerhouse Investment SME Fund

UK-based private equity firm Maven Capital Partners announced on Wednesday it was appointed by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to manage the £57.5 million NPIF Maven Equity Finance fund as part of NPIF’s £400 million of capital available to support growing SMEs.  According to… Read More

LendIt Announces 2017 PitchIt Finalists

LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, announced on Tuesday the eight finalists for its fifth PitchIt @ LendIt competition. According to the event organizers, in partnership with 500 Startups and sponsored by Marqeta, the PitchIt competition fintech startup finalists were reportedly chosen from… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More

Overfunding: Turtleneck Surpasses 255,000Kr Funding Target in a Matter of Days on Invesdor

Less than a week after launching its crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, Scandinavian fashion-tech accessory brand Turtleneck has surpassed its initial 255,000kr funding target. As previously reported, Turtleneck stated it offers innovative, practical, and functional products, which includes chargers for phones, wire organizers, and anti-lose equipment for… Read More

WorldRemit Announces Tanzania Expansion & Hits 10,000 Unique Transactions Per Month Milestone

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, announced on Monday it is consolidating its expansion into Tanzania and also stated it hit a new record of 10,000 transactions completed in the month of December 2016 alone. The company also reported 150% YoY growth in 2016, driven primarily by the rapid expansion… Read More

Update: Oppo Ice Cream Completes Third Seedrs Round & Raises More Than £465,000 in Funding

London-based Oppo Ice Cream has completed its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and captured more than £465,000 in funding. The company has created ice cream with fewer calories than an apple. It contains 60% fewer calories than regular ice cream due to ingredients such as… Read More

Marketplace Lender LendingUSA Appoints Former Intuit Strategic Risk Systems Manager Boris Belyi Vice President of Analytics

Marketplace lending platform LendingUSA announced on Tuesday it has appointed former strategic risk systems manager of Intuit, Boris Belyi, as its new vice president of analytics. Belyi reportedly has more than 25 years of experience in data analytics. While sharing details about the appointment, Camilo… Read More

Cauli Rice’s Fourth Camapign Nears £1.3 Million During the Final Hours on Crowdcube

With less than 48 hours until its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, Cauli Rice (also known as Fullgreen Ltd.) has successfully secured nearly £1.3 million from more than 900 investors. The company launched the initiative earlier this month and quickly surpassed… Read More

Vaping Company Vaportronix Launches Fundable Campaign For Vaporizer Smartphone Case

Vaportronix has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fundable. The Miami-based vaping company is seeking funds as it prepares to expand business operations and continue growth in the U.S. for its premium portable vaporizer smartphone case, VQ. The company, which was founded in 2014 by Steven Stanimirovic… Read More